My head is figuratively all over the place right now (yes, please people…learn what literally means).
Lanang’s second birthday is 5 weeks away, papayo is leaving in abour two month’s time.. I am getting pretty nervous but also excited for us to be together again by Christmas/New Years…hopefully! :) I already gave the news to the office on my last visit to Bali, that..yes: I am leaving for Milan end of this year.
We are also going to have our first family vacation for just the three of us..in just two weeks! Packing for Lanang for a trip longer than a week is really getting into my nerves…and how did I buy that promo ticket and NOT have bought space for luggage? Are we seriously going to be able to pack for cabin carry-ons only? I am so dead. So it is a definite yes that we are taking no stroller. *Deep sigh* It will be good exercise. Lanang is so fussy in his stroller nowadays, anyways.
That boy…he is such a parrot, I really don’t know where he learns to put all these words and put them all together. He is so adorable. Just this afternoon his Eyang Pipi and Akung were here, and he was TELLING a story, of when he was on a taxi cab in Jakarta. Yup Using his own words.
Another new obsession: I don’t quite know what has gotten into me, but a couple of weeks ago I was craving to have a retro halter swimsuit and couldn’t find one on sale around here, I decided to make one. I made a pattern by tracing my swimsuit and adding the boyleg cut for shy mama :) This is a draft only (hand sewn) with knit jersey taken from Lanang’s old baby wrap (that I also DIY-ed)…the fabric was getting too stretchy for his weight and we moved on to a better wrap fabric. 5 meters of soft black knit jersey just lying there, finally used.
Please be kind on the figure-comments people! :p
Anyways.. I WAS thinking on actually making a swimmable one, so I am definitely getting some nylon spandex and polyester thread to sew an actual swimming suit… sounds exciting riiiight??? Except that I have never lay my hands on a sewing machine before.hahaha This is so typical me.
I also found some nice bright orange linen, and THOUGHT… “what if I trace one of Lanang’s shirts, make a buttoned shirt…and matching shirt for Papayo (that he is never going to wear) and matching shorts for me…and finish it in time to be worn on our family trip to Singapore next month..wouldn’t that be sooooo CUTE?!” Yeah right. XD
Sooo since then, I now have my hands on my late grandma’s Janome 672 and fallen in love with it!! It is soo pretty….:
Luckily my mom was here last weekend, she filled me in on the straigh sticthing and basic mechanisms. I also downloaded a free PDF user manual of this machine, since it got lost, along with the complete set of stitch cams.. :( Anyways. I learned that I am able to stitch straight and zig zag already with the existing cam, so I am WAS happy (since I need the zigzag for stitching stretch fabrics); until I messed around with the settings trying to zig zag stitch, broke a needle and jammed the machine. Huh. Not so great, right? But tomorrow the repair man is coming, he told me it probably is a minor jam and it will run in two seconds. I found his number on a sticker stuck on the Janome, so he must know what he’s talking about. Hopefully.heheheh
Anyways..probably I am starting with a more visible first project, like handkerchiefs for papayo, instead of a swimsuit *DUH*
I’m all gooey inside reading this. Happening also here in Lanang Land. He is precisely 50 days from his second birthday today, and I used to also be able to convince him to do things, now it’s like No. No. No. and NOOOO MAMAA… :( It’s getting more and more stressful these days, and add that with Lanang having a big ulcer in his mouth and eating almost nothing. Well, except banana puree and mung bean ice blocks I made for him to numb his mouth.
It’s always nice to know you’re never alone, moms. **GROUP HUG**
While Eva has yet to reach the “terrible twos” and thankfully tantrums are few and far between. However … see above.
I used to be able to convince her with little effort to do things she didn’t want to do. And we had few tantrums. If she didn’t wanted to go into a shop with me, I could tell her that she could try on all the hats if she came inside.
Now, however, she’s older and wiser and more self-centred. I try to take her into Witchery and tell her all about the hats and Eva is like, “Screw that! That’s mummy shit in there! I am outta here!”
Then this afternoon, I found myself trying to reason with a 2-year old. “We can’t always do what you want to do. Sometimes we have to do what mummy wants to do, and mummy wants to get a coffee. We can go to the park after. Do you want a babyccino?”
Suddenly find myself back on a plane soon. This is by the way D Day-85 of Papayo’s depart and 56 days to Lanang’s second birthday.
Have been missing reading the dashboard and catching up on everybody, but lately there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in a day…to cuddle up with Lanang! The only reason I can actually write this long is I am waiting to board my flight!heheheh
Anyways..just last night a cousin of mine posted about her breasfeeding struggles as a flat nipple. We then chatted (me also being a flat nipple!) and ended upon the topic of weaning.
You may have read a couple of posts back that we have started “campaigning” him of being a grownup big boy that doesn’t need BFing anymore. Well.. I had lots of help obviously by leaving him to India for a week.. I came back and ever since only breasfed him for a handful of times (and of that mostly when he wakes up in the middle if the night: too sleepy to reason that he is a big boy.heheh)
He woke up this early morning when I set my alarm at 3 a.m. BF him for a while and he went back to sleep..smelling the way he does, which I lovee. Don’t you just love how your baby smells? Well…he’s not a baby anymore. He’s my walking, talking, singing, kissing, hugging, mini-papayo but hundred times more adorable (sorry Nyung! :p )